First Friday is Juneau’s monthly celebration of all things artistic. Here’s a look at what’s going on around town…

Alaska Folk Festival Pop-Up Store
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Senate Mall at 175 South Franklin (2nd floor)

Miss out on last year’s sold-out Ray Troll festival merchandise? Drop by the pop-up store to purchase last year’s festival merchandise, renew your membership, chat with board members or enjoy some live folk music. Holiday snacks will be provided.

Alaska Robotics
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
220 Front St.

Pat Race will exhibit illustrations of whales and other creatures of the deep in his show “Whalemont.”

Alaskan Brewing Depot
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
219 S Franklin St.

The Alaskan Brewing Depot will be hosting the Juneau Symphony as they serve up your favorite holiday music classics. The Brewery will offer tastings of their latest released brews on tap featuring Winter, White and the new Azzaca Pale Ale. Must be 21+ to enter the tasting area.

Annie Kaill’s
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
244 Front St.

Annie Kaill’s December lineup includes Karen Beason and MK MacNaughton. Karen Beason is a paper artist from Juneau. In addition to block prints on handmade paper, Beason will also showcase a selection of paper mache sculptures and ornaments. MK MacNaughton is an oil artist from Juneau. Her paintings use bright colors and impressionist interpretations of local scenery.

Aunt Claudia’s Dolls
3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
114 S Franklin St.

The grand reopening and expansion of Aunt Claudia’s Dolls will feature art dolls, futuristic dolls, antique dolls and miniatures of many nations and times.

Aurora Projekt
4:30 – 8:00 p.m.
171 S. Franklin St.

Aurora Projekt will have a fundraiser in honor of Agape Hope Children’s Center in Nairobi, Kenya featuring photos from Rosie Ainza’s recent trip to Africa. All proceeds from the sale of Ainza’s photography will go directly to the orphanage and school at Agape. Snacks and libations will be provided.

Baranof Hotel
4:30 – 9:00 p.m.
127 N Franklin St.

UAS will hold a student art exhibition at the Baranof Hotel. Refreshments will be served.

Bauer/Clifton Interiors
10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
19 2nd St.

Bauer/Clifton Interiors will feature photography by local artists Inua Blevens, Adam Wood and Alan Corbett for December’s First Friday.

Bustin Out Boutique
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
175 S Franklin St.

First Friday is the soft opening for Bustin Out Boutique. Featured artist, David Forrest, works in hardwood, making various household items including cutting boards to picture frames. Two other artists will also display their work: Hollis Kitchin works in watercolor and Jessalyn Ward makes prints in acrylic.

The Canvas
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
223 Seward St.

The Canvas will exhibit “Painting Through Layers,” a new collection of acrylic works by REACH artists. While the subjects of these paintings are varied, all of the works were created through the use of multiple acrylic techniques including washes, glazes and layering. Homemade refreshments provided.

Caribou Crossings
11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
387 S Franklin St.

Lisa McCormick, a jewelry artist from Kodiak, has created a special show just for locals this holiday season. Each handmade silver and gold pendant or earrings are an original expression of the abstract beauty of Alaska.

City Museum
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
237 Front St.

The results of Constance Baltuck’s breakthrough exploration will be on display at the City Museum for the month of December. Baltuck’s paintings contemplate being involved with and appreciating nature and conservation.

Coho’s Bar and Grill
4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
51 Egan Dr.

Coho’s Bar and Grill will have artwork by various artists and live music by Bob Bloom and Teri Tibbett. There will also be wine flights and a wine tasting featuring 8 different wines, charcuterie and cheese platters and Appy Hour featuring half-priced appetizers.

Coppa
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
917 Glacier Avenue

Jim Fowler will be exhibiting “Visible Light,” a collection of new acrylic plein air landscape paintings.

Foggy Mountain Shop
4:30 -7:00 p.m.
134 N Franklin St.

Join Discovery Southeast at Foggy Mountain Shop. Discovery Southeast members get 20% off Foggy Mountain Shop purchases at the event. Get first crack at the brand new version of Mary Lou King’s “90 Short Walks Around Juneau.” Renew your membership, join or contribute at the event and have it matched to celebrate Discovery Southeast’s 25th Anniversary.

Former Capital City Weekly Office
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
corner of Franklin and 2nd St.

The CCW’s annual Christmas event will feature visits with Santa. There will also be artwork by Juneau empire and CCW employees including Michael Penn, Scott Severance, James Kelly and Stevie van Bronkhorst. Coffee and cookies will be provided.

GCI
4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
118 Seward St.

GCI will be featuring “Colors of the Night,” a collection of Alaska nature and wildlife photos by local photographer Frank Lynn Pierce. Come by and enjoy the photos, visit with Pierce and enjoy refreshments.

Hearthside Books
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
254 Front St.

Peter Metcalfe and Kathy Ruddy will be signing their new book, A Dangerous Idea at Hearthside Books.

The Jewel Box
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
248 Front St.

The Jewel Box will have holiday music by the Chapel by the Lake Bell choir, refreshments and their famous “diamond” cookies.

Jinéit
4:30 – 8:00 p.m.
1 Sealaska Plaza

The Jineit Store will have Tlingit artist Wayne Price demonstrating traditional adzing techniques. Juneau artist Donald Gregory will also be carving halibut hooks. There will be a holiday clearance of Celebration t-shirts and refreshments for visitors.

Juneau Arts & Culture Center
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
350 Whittier St.

The Juneau Arts & Culture Center will feature “Synergy II,” a collection by Avery Skaggs that includes ceramics, collagraphy prints and acrylic paintings.

Juneau Artists Gallery
4:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Senate Mall at 175 South Franklin

Les Howard, a wood artist, is the featured artist for the month of December. Howard will showcase new spalted bowls from Lemon Creek Cottonwood and other exotic woods, in addition to other wood creations. Refreshments will be provided.

Kindred Post
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
145 S. Franklin St.

Kindred Post will be featuring an interactive “phone photo booth” titled “Kindred Conversations,” by local portrait and wedding photographer Hannah Hoshide. There will be live music by Alaskapella, mini cupcakes by Jocelyn Ramirez and a free coffee, tea, and cocoa bar from Sentinel Coffee. Christy NaMee Eriksen will also continue her annual tradition of releasing a new “Growing Upwords” series of hand-lettered screenprints based off things her son says.

KTOO
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
360 Egan Drive

The Zimbabwe Artists Project, featuring the works of over two dozen fabric artists and board painters from Weya, a rural area near Zimbabwe’s capital, returns to KTOO. Come enjoy beautiful board paintings and fabric panels in appliqué, embroidered or painted in vivid colors depicting scenes from daily life in the rural areas. All proceeds from art sales directly support the artists and their families. Refreshments will be provided

KXLL
4:30 – TBD
209 Seward St.

Join KXLL – Excellent Radio for First Friday. DJ Taco Todd of Alaskan Scorcher will be spinning tunes. There will be art from Abe Wylie, Chris Peloso, Anna Hignite Cramer, Kaley McGoey and more. There will also be a Christmas themed photo booth by Kaley McGoey and Gastineau Humane Society will be selling calenders. The Narwhals, a women’s hockey team in Juneau, will be selling baked goods to raise funds to play in a tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mount Juneau Trading Post
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
151 S Franklin St.

Haida master carver Frank Mooney will show his silver work. His carvings showcase his strong commitment to tradition and are characteristic of his ability to create flow, movement and a connection to the past and present. There will also be art by local Juneau silver carver Andrew Tripp. Tripp is rising artist who is well respected for his authentic yet contemporary interpretation of Native art. Special orders are welcome.

Percy’s Liquor
4:30 – 8:00 p.m.
214 Front St.

Percy’s Liquor will start offering artists in Juneau a new space to show their artwork and will hopefully feature an artist for the December Gallery Walk.

Rainforest Yoga
5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Emporium Mall

Jenny Strumfeld is back from her adventures in Central and South American and will be leading a special hour of yoga for all levels. The class will focus on breathing techniques and posture.

Rejuvenation Salon & Spa
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
3017 Clinton Dr., STE 107

The Rejuvenation Salon & Spa’s team of artists will get you glammed up before going downtown. Come foundation ready and they will touch up your eyes, cheeks, and lips and give your hair style a little glitz. They are also offering a complimentary glass of champagne for those 21+ and hors d’oeuvres. There will also be a 10% storewide discount, a mystery discount and door prizes.

Rockwell
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
109 S Franklin St.

Rockwell’s first official First Friday exhibit will feature Chris Peloso’s “Toy Selfie” prints. The show features photographs of toys, rag dolls and robots but in a modern twist, the photographs are all “selfies.”

Seaside Yarns
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
175 S. Franklin St.

Seaside Yarns is hosting work from Juneau fiber artist Mary Ashmore. Her work features unique accessories made from luxurious fibers, made one at a time. Ashmore will be there showing her original millinery designs, cobweb felted scarves and chic bags.

Silverbow
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
120 2nd St.

Silverbow will have “Recent Works” by Magil Pratt, a collection of various new paintings by the artist. Most of the paintings are oil, with one watercolor. The content varies from still life, landscape, portrait and narrative.

Suite 5 Studio and Gallery
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
119 Seward St. (Suite 5, second floor: look for the sign with balloons)

Elise Tomlinson invites the Juneau community to see her work space as well as a variety of artwork available for purchase. While supplies last, she’ll be giving away refrigerator magnets and mini-stickers of her artwork. Light refreshments will be served.

Tracy’s Crab Shack Gift Shop
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
406 S Franklin St.

Laveda and Michelle are displaying images of Alaska ocean life. Tracy’s Crab Shop is also offering 50% off selected items in the gift shop during First Friday.

Vanity
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
204 N Franklin St. (above High Tide)

Vanity is celebrating its second anniversary. Jason Lucas will hang a new collection of mixed media abstract pieces. Come celebrate with drinks and snacks.

Wilderness Peaks Gallery
noon – 8:00 p.m.
263 S Franklin St.

The Wilderness Peaks Gallery is celebrating its grand reopening at its new location with a 10-year retrospective exhibit of Daniel Buckscott’s photographs of the wilderness of Alaska and Canada. The artist will displaying his classic images as well as pieces that he has pulled from his private collection. All prints will be 50%-80% off.

Wings Airways/Taku Glacier Lodge Office
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
2 Marine Way (behind The Hangar)

The Wings Airways/Taku Glacier Lodge office will display art by employees Michelle Donahue, Jessalyn Ward and Mandi Johnson. The artwork includes paper art, acrylic paintings, handmade soap, cards, calendars, clothing and more.

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